I love, love, LOVE this color. I was hesistant to buy it because I already have several light blue polishes, but this one is truly unique. It's more of a "cornflower blue" than any of the other polishes I own, including the vague hint of purple. (Seriously, google the term "cornflower blue," and the results will give you a great idea about what this color will look like on your nails. I'm saying this because I just googled it to make sure I was using the right term for this color.)
It might look like just another light blue shade in the bottle (it did to me, anyway), but trust me, it's not. Even though Essie polishes cost an arm and a leg, I find myself coming back to them all the time because they just have so many unique and interesting shades.
As far as the formula goes - This is definitely a two coat minimum situation. That being said though, I don't really mind all that much because once I got to the second coat, the application was streak-free.
(Disclaimer: I've only been wearing this for a day, so I can't really say anything about its ability to stand up to wear-and-tear at this point, but - So far, so good.)
This is the most perfect baby blue color I've ran across so far. The touch of purple makes it unique and gives starkness to it, that makes even the pale skin look slightly tanned. Shimmer particles are mostly invisible, the polish is not chalky in appearance and dries rather fast. The only downfall is somewhat problematic formula, it needs to be applied with light touch otherwise you'll get bald spots. 2 coats are enough as far as opacity goes. Great lasting power too. I'd repurchase this for sure!
This np is probably one of my favorite COLORS in my collection. The brush is sooo tiny though, and the application is really horrible until the third coat, and then it looks descent. But it still has a very streaky look.
The formula is easily workable. The first coat goes on smooth with a few slightly sheer patches here and there. The second coat makes the perfect, glossy finish. It does take ages to dry so a fast-dry top coat like Seche Vite or Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti Chip Top Coat is a must with this shade.
The color description "baby blue with silver sparkles" combined with the cute name sounds pretty, but there are barely any sparkles, unless you squint close up, its basically a creme finish. The color is closer to blueberry milk, or, pale lavender blue with a hint of grey. For a start purple-grey undertones aren't attractive on me (makes my fair skin look corpse-like). And I see this type of color more "cold winter frostbite" than "sexy summer bikini" so I won't re-purchase.
Love this color... I have this one and ballet slippers, love them both... Hitting the store to buy more!!!!!!! :)
I love love love this color, but the only drawback is the formula. It is really streaky and hard to put on. You need at least 3 coats for it to look decent. I've had to wear it without a top coat before, and it lasted 5 days without chipping, and I was really impressed with that.
If it came down to it, I would buy again because I love the color, and would deal with the crappy formula to get the very cute summery color.
A lovely colour BUT the formula is awful. After applying my top coat i've noticed a huge colour alteration and from a light baby blue the colour became a weird deeper blue with layers!
They should call this "Bikini So Streaky." I was so excited about the color (maybe a little obsessed even) but the formula sucks. Goes on streaky for the first and second coats. Only by the third coat do you get it opaque (which is fine since I usually apply 3 coats of any nail polish) but even then it's still kinda streaky. Top coat evens it out but there is no way this is worth 8 bucks! I love the color but not the formula or the price.
I never think about trying pastels but the perrywinkleness really caught my attention. I love the color on my nails but the formula is a bit sucky. It took me 3 coats to get it opaque, but it dries to a semi glossy finish so I don't feel like you need a top coat. I see myself wearing this a lot and next I want to try mint candy apple!
I love this color so much, I don't see colors like this very often and when I saw that this was the summer color last year, I had to get it. I love almost every single Essie nail polish I have ever bought, it is one of the only nail polish brands that I consistently go back to buy from. I love the brushes for Essie nail polishes so I don't have a problem with the brush, the reason why I gave it a 4 is because the nail polish is pretty streaky on the first coat but after the second coat it looks perfect. This nail polish can easily a week without too much chipping and it drys pretty quickly, which I appreciate a lot.